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    Homemade Hummus



    Anyone else a hummus lover?


    This recipe is quick and easy to make using minimal ingredients.


    It's a great addition to many snacks and meals and has no rubbish in it like most store bought ones.


    Ingredients:


    * 2 cans of chickpeas + water from one tin

    - try to look for ones with only chickpeas, salt and water

    * 3 TBS tahini

    * 2 TSP ground cumin

    * 1 TSP garlic powder

    - you can add fresh garlic if you prefer

    * juice of one lemon (maybe 2 if they're tiny)

    * salt + black pepper to taste

    * Drizzle of olive oil

    - can also be left out if you prefer oil free


    Instructions:


    * Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor for a few minutes till smooth. I like to taste it once it reaches the right consistency and then usually either add some more salt or lemon juice - but sometimes it's perfect right away.


    * I usually use my Magimix but I have also used my Greenis blender. I have also used a stick blender before and it worked OK. It may just take a little longer and not be as smooth - but the taste will be the same.


    * Store it in an airtight container or jar and keep it in the fridge. I like to split the portion into two. It lasts a few days in the fridge.


    Notes:


    * Use this as a starting point - you may like more garlic or more cumin - play around with the flavours and see what works for you

    * You could even add some Peppadews or roasted peppers

    * Adding some roasted beetroot is also super yummy

    * I like to use it on a sandwich instead of butter and add some fresh goodies on top (see photo)

    * Amazing dip for veggies or chips

    * Can also dilute a bit and use as a salad dressing


    Have fun making this and let me know if you try it!


    Shine bright,

    T xx